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"Fighters battling regime troops say they are now in "near-total control" of al-Raqqa, as clashes also escalate in Homs."

I take this to be progress.

1 posted on 03/05/2013 6:00:07 AM PST by bert
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Raqqa City. Doesn’t some giant multinational umbrella corporation have a major research facility there?


2 posted on 03/05/2013 6:16:37 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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2 years of figthing with the Western World siding with the rebels and Assad is still holding on. He’s way stronger than the numbers seem to represent. Clearly his minority government has significant support.

The Arab “Spring” has been a nightmare for Christians and other ME minority groups. So far where is the progress?


3 posted on 03/05/2013 6:16:45 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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I certainly wouldn’t take this as “progress”. When a Muslim Brotherhood based regime is in charge, it will make Asaad look like a saint.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 6:17:01 AM PST by woweeitsme
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Dissidents proving they can control supply corridors or at least disrupt them enough to drain the manpower of a centralized despotic state. God I hope America never has a “Spring.”


5 posted on 03/05/2013 6:54:49 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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"I take this to be progress."

One side is supported by Iran, the other by Al Qaeda - there'll be no "progress" with either.

7 posted on 03/05/2013 7:37:36 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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Rebels? I’m surprised AllJazz just doesn’t call them freedom fighters instead of the islamoscum they really are. Send both sides more ammo!


12 posted on 03/05/2013 10:58:50 AM PST by soycd
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18 posted on 03/06/2013 5:24:17 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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